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Footloose (1984)

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A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

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Classic tale of teenage rebellion and repression features a delightful combination of dance choreography and realistic and touching performances. When teenager Ren McCormack and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small Midwestern town, he's in for a real case of culture shock. Though he tries hard to fit in, the streetwise Ren can't quite believe he's living in a place where rock music and dancing are illegal. However, there is one small pleasure: Ariel Moore, a troubled but lovely blonde with a jealous boyfriend. And a Bible-thumping minister, who is responsible for keeping the town dance-free. Ren and his classmates want to do away with this ordinance, especially since the senior prom is around the corner, but only Ren has the courage to initiate a battle to abolish the outmoded ban and revitalize the spirit of the repressed townspeople. Fast-paced drama is filled with such now-famous hit songs as the title track and "Let's Hear It for the Boy". Written by Anonymous

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One kid. One town. One chance. See more »

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Drama | Music | Romance

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17 February 1984 (USA)  »

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$8,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,556,935 (USA) (19 February 1984)

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$80,035,402 (USA)
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The dancing feet in the opening credit sequence contained many of the cast and crew. Over 150 different pairs of feet were shot. The dancer with the gold shoes was actually Kenny Loggins. See more »

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During the break-dancers showdown Willard is wearing his tux jacket. Then he gets picked for a solo and his jacket is off again. See more »

Quotes

Ren: [to Willard] Did you ever get busted for bopping?
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I'm Free
Written by Kenny Loggins and Dean Pitchford
Performed by Kenny Loggins
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Really good, but corny

This film is great for the most part. Pretty good acting in most scenes, a pretty great story, great soundtrack, great setup, etc. It's good, but good lord, it is SO cheesy. I mean, seriously. Some scenes in this film are so corny, that it's almost cringe-worthy. On top of that, some scenes can come off as more hilarious due to how corny they are. While the acting is good for the most part, a few actors/actresses kind of exaggerated with their teenage mentality, which was hilariously off putting. Besides all that, I greatly enjoyed this film and I think it's gonna be a permanent staple in the filmography of Kevin Bacon's. I recommend this film to those who like to dance and/or to those who are die-hard 80s fans. Because besides it being extremely cheesy, it's actually a great film.


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